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cadaverous - like a corpse; pale
pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
incarcerate - imprison
secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
engender - cause; produce; give rise to
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)